The Best Times to Visit Greece
No matter the season, we’ll help you discover the very best of Greece…
With warm temperatures and sunny skies for most of the year, there’s no bad time for a vacation to beautiful Greece. Relax by the sea on one of Greece’s idyllic islands or explore the mainland’s impressive historical sites during the quieter winter months. No matter what your dream vacation looks like, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Greece, any time of the year.
At Scott Dunn, our travel experts will help you plan an unforgettable vacation based on what you want to see and do. From the best time of year to visit Greece weather-wise to when to visit some of its most popular sights, we’ll help you discover Greece throughout the seasons.
When is the Best Time to Visit to Greece?
If you’re wondering when’s the best time to travel to Greece, it all depends on what kind of trip you’re planning. From dining alfresco along the coast in the summer to taking in the fascinating cultural sites during an autumn visit to the cities, there are endless things to see and do in Greece throughout the year.
Below are some of our favorite ways to enjoy the very best of Greece year-round.
Spring in Greece
Spring is one of the best times to visit Greece to experience all this amazing country has to offer. With temperatures ranging from 60-86°F across the country, a springtime vacation is ideal for a range of activities.
Warm weather and relatively small crowds make spring a good time to visit Athens before the summer heat and tourists set in. Immerse yourself in the region’s rich Ancient Greek heritage with a trip to the iconic Acropolis or sample some delicious Souvlaki from an authentic street food vendor as you wander through the city center.
If you’re visiting Greece in May, you can make the most of the glorious weather with a trip to one of the stunning Greek islands before the summer season really gets started. Watch the sunset from the exclusive town of Oia in Santorini, or relax on one of Crete’s beautiful beaches before they get too busy.
Summer in Greece
With temperatures in the 80s and high tourist numbers, planning a summer vacation in Greece can be tricky. At Scott Dunn, we’ll advise you on everything from crowd-beating activities to the best beaches and places to eat, to help you create your ideal trip during these peak months.
We recommend escaping the summer tourists with a trip to one of the lesser-known islands, like Sifnos and the other Small Cyclades. The warm weather makes a vacation to these destinations ideal for relaxing on the beach or enjoying thrilling water activities with the family.
For something a little different, take a trip to the idyllic Halkidiki peninsula to enjoy secluded beaches and beautiful pine forests alike.
Fall in Greece
While the summer season might be busy, fall is one of the best times of year to visit Greece if you’re looking to avoid the crowds.
September and October are the best times to go to Greece’s more popular islands, like Mykonos and Corfu. With warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine, you can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and beaches without worrying about tourists taking over. Why not let us arrange you a private sunset cruise along Santorini’s coastline for the perfect finishing touch to a romantic getaway?
Fall is also a good time to visit popular sites in Athens and the surrounding areas as the summer crowds begin to die down and queues for attractions become shorter.
Winter in Greece
As temperatures start to cool, a winter vacation to Greece may not be top of your list. But, while many of the islands close down between December and March, most of the mainland’s historical sites remain open and are typically very quiet. What’s more, the weather in Greece in December is mild, typically cloudy with the odd spot of rain, and about 53°F.
This makes winter one of the best times of year to visit Greece if you’re interested in the country’s fascinating cultural heritage. The Peloponnese, for example, is home to many historical sites, including Olympia, the town where the Ancient Olympic Games were held.
- Spring in Greece
- Summer in Greece
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